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Dramatic drop in childhood obesity reported by CDC

The obesity rate in children ages 2 to 5 dropped 43 percent during the past decade,  according to research published Tuesday in the Journal  of the American Medical Association. The prevalence of obesity for these young children fell from 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just […]

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SimpleScience@Heart: Children, teens blood pressures increasing

People aren’t getting kids to follow heart-healthy eating recommendations as well as they should, and it may be causing blood pressures to increase in children and teens. A study